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Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Film
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

Cinema is simply one of the most dynamic and complex cultural, economic and industrial art forms in the world. Uniquely situated in the “film” city of Cairo, the AUC Film Program integrates formal film production training with the study of the historical, aesthetic and theoretical foundations of the medium. In this combined academic and professional context, the B.A. in Film provides a balanced consideration of the international, regional and local elements of cinema.

The Film curriculum emphasizes the following areas:
– The development of cinema as an art form
– The impact of cinema on society and culture
– The historical, thematic and aesthetic tendencies within Egyptian and Arab cinema
– A practical background and theoretical appreciation of the art of film making
– Basic formal techniques of film production
– The relationship between cinema and today’s media-saturated global public sphere

Declaration of the Film Major
Students interested in declaring a major in Film are required to take FILM 2120 (Introduction to Film) and FILM 2121 (Introduction to Film Production). Students with a minimum grade-point average of ‘B’ in these introductory FILM courses may apply to declare Film as their major. A final recommendation regarding the declaration is made following an interview with the applicant.


A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor’s degree in Film, two courses of which must be FILM courses in the 4000 level

**Core Curriculum (40 Credits)
**Concentration Requirements (57 Credits)
– Introduction to Film Art (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Film Production (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Film Criticism (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Film Production II (3 cr.)

**Film Theory and Aesthetics (18 Credits)
– Film Theory (3 cr.)
– The Film Industry (3 cr.)

Choose FOUR from the following:
– Anthropology and Film (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Film (3 cr.)
– World Cinema (3 cr.)
– American Cinema 1895-1945 (3 cr.)
– American Cinema 1945-present (3 cr.)
– Cinema in Egypt and the Arab World (3 cr.)
– Topics in National Cinemas (3 cr.)
– Documentary Film (3 cr.)
– Women and Film (3 cr.)
– The Filmmaker (3 cr.)
– Film Genres (3 cr.)
– Film Audience and Reception (3 cr.)
– Philosophy and Film (3 cr.)
– Advanced Seminar in Film Studies and Research (3 cr.)
– Independent Study (1-3 cr.)

**Film Production (18 credits)
– Digital Cinematography (3 cr.)
– Digital Editing (3 cr.)

Choose FOUR from the following:
– Acting I (3 cr.)
– Acting in Arabic I (3 cr.)
– Screenwriting (3 cr.)
– Sound for Picture Production (3 cr.)
– Documentary Production (3 cr.)
– Film Directing (3 cr.)
– Senior Film Project (3 cr.)
– Experiential Learning in Film (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr.)
– Animation (3 cr.)
– Music for Film (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Technical Theatre (3 cr.)

**Collateral Requirements (9 credits)

Choose TWO from the following or TWO remaining FILM courses above:
– Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Arabic Literature and Film (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Time-Based Media (3 cr.)
– Literature and Cinema (3 cr.)
– History of Literary Criticism (3 cr.)
– Media Management (3 cr.)
– Music Production Using Protools I (3 cr.)
– Music Production for Visual Media (3 cr.)
– Philosophy and Art (3 cr.)
– Sociology of Literature (3 cr.)
– Theatre in the Making (3 cr.)
– Design for the Theatre (3 cr.)

**Electives (23 credits)

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Jeanne Arnold
Chair, Department of Arts
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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